An innovator on cornet and flugelhorn, an extraordinary composer, and an emerging force in contemporary electronic music and world music.
A melodically inventive musical adventurer who artfully employs pedals, amplifiers, circuit bent toys and sundry effects around his acoustic piano set-up.
One of contemporary music’s most creative drummers. Best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz, she is also one of today’s most talented jazz drummers
Called “the best bassist in the world” by Time Out New York magazine and a well-respected veteran of the New York music scene.
Credited for introducing jazz into the hip–hop realms and considered by most a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.
A pioneering guitarist and collaborator widely known as the leader of multi-platinum rock band Living Colour.
A deeply spiritual saxophonist and clarinetist with a unique voice who performs as a leader and member of many contemporary ensembles.
Possesses a unique syncretic approach to hand drums and known for creative collaborations with many masters of cross-cultural and improvised music.
In 1970, the world was speeding down the fast lane. Day by day, one had only to open the morning newspaper to see that politics were changing, social mores and cultural standards were all in flux. On men and women, hair was getting longer while hemlines were growing shorter. In the musical arena, barriers that had long separated genres and styles were crashing down; it was as if some leather-clad Gabriel had blown his celestial horn and musicians from all stylistic corners – rock, jazz, funk and R&B – were suddenly meeting on common ground.
Gabriel of course was better known by his earthly name – Miles Davis. And his recording that served as the trumpet blast razing the walls of tradition and conformity in 1970? Bitches Brew.